Let us introduce you our Jury members for the 1st edition of 3SHOTS competition.
Shuli Sadé's cross-disciplinary artwork blends theory and practice with a focus on memory, space, and urbanism. Her work creates maps of urban memory, reflecting the DNA of a city. She mixes mediums including photography, videography, augmented reality, site-specific installations, sculpture, and drawing. She has collaborated with neural scientists at the Neurobiology of Cognition Laboratory, Center for Neural Science, New York University, and with architects and designers across the US. Sadé creates large-scale site-specific murals in the Corporate environment. Her recent artworks are permanently installed in several locations in Manhattan, Philadelphia, Boston, North Carolina, New Jersey, and others. Her work is in private and public collections. She has taught and lectured at the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture, Parsons School of Design, Columbia University, Barnard College, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design School of Architecture. Her work is represented by Galleria Ethra, Mexico City. She lives in NYC and works at her studio at Mana Contemporary, NJ.
From 1985 until 2019, Giovanna Calvenzi was the photo editor for various Italian publications. In 1998 she was appointed art director of Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d'Arles; in 2002 as guest curator of Photo Espana in Madrid and in 2014, with Laura Serani, as artistic delegate of Mois de la Photo in Paris. She has taught history of photography and photo editing in Milan and Bologna as well as practicing an intense study of contemporary photography. Since 2013, she has been in charge of the Gabriele Basilico Archives. She has published, among others, Italia. Ritratto di un Paese in sessant’anni di fotografia (2003), Letizia Battaglia. Sulle ferite dei suoi sogni (2010), Le cinque vite di Lisetta Carmi (2012), Antonia Pozzi. Sopra il nudo cuore, with Ludovica Pellegatta (2015) and Interviste (2019).
Capable of continuously reinventing his relationship with photography, and usually ahead of his time, Toni Thorimbert - originally Swiss but grew up in the outskirts of Milan - began photographing from a very young age, documenting the social and political tensions of the 70s. In the 80s, his collaborations with the most avant-guard publications of its time like Max, Amica, Moda and King, were pivotal in defining the new visual canon of the times. The 90s define his maturity as an auteur with more editorial collaborations for international magazines: Details, Mademoiselle, Wallpaper, Brutus, and in Italy for GQ, Rolling Stone, Riders, Io Donna, Style, Wired producing high-end commercial campaigns. In 1995 he receives the Art Directors Club/AFIP award for creativity in photographic portraiture. In 1998 he curates the exhibition Immagini dal mondo interno. Shown at the Les Rencontres d'Arles, the exhibit is a collective of European photographers that, moved by themes of human relations and emotions, use photography as an active part in the process of self-analysis and self-consciousness. In 2006 he publishes Carta Stampata, a prestigious volume collecting thirty years worth of fashion and portrait photography; then in 2012 he published Tabularasa, a book on the life of singer Vasco Rossi published by Mondadori. Thorimbert has always been aware of making his own spaces dedicated to the exploration of his own mediums: Seduction of Photography (2017), and Proprio da dentro ti voglio e il tuo interno desidero mentre ti guardo (2019) - both limited editions - are conceptual works dedicated to showing the ultimate seductive power of the camera. His teaching phase is also very important, with workshops, one-on-one coaching, school conferences, photography festivals and museum institutions throughout Italy. He has been the artistic director of Thorimbert Fashion Experience and Fondamenta since 2017, two lab-courses created with the collaboration of Leica Akademie. In 2020 he was awarded the Arturo Ghergo prize for his illustrious career. His works have been showcased in personal collections and collectived in Italy and abroad.